5 Best And Healthy Cooking Oils With Its Nutrition And Benefits
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5 Best And Healthy Cooking Oils With Its Nutrition & Benefits

Health is the most important form of wealth that we can own. Unfortunately, it’s one of the most unattended aspects of our life as well. Just, ask yourself honestly, when was the last time you worked out for 5-6 days a week? Or when was the last time you avoided junk food for a longer period of time? If you have to think a lot for the answers then you can see how much importance you are giving to your health. 

Though physical activity is an essential part of health, what we put in the body that is the food is what acts as fuel for it. Most of our day-to-day cooking requires oil and we rely on stuff like refined groundnut oil, sunflower oil, hydrogenated oils, etc. We don’t even bother to check the side effects of such refined and hydrogenated oils on health. They make our cut because either they are cheap and budget-friendly or you have developed a taste for it. Without realizing the fact that the money we are saving or the taste we are falling for is cutting on our health. 

Here one more thing is that people don’t actually know what is the right cooking oil for them. The brands advertise their products as healthy and cholesterol-free and people trust them and make the purchase.  To burst all such myths and help you make an informed decision in regards to your cooking oils here we list 5 of the best ones with their benefits. 

  • Sesame Oil 

Derived from Sesame seeds the oil is good in antioxidants. Antioxidants that the Sesame oil carries are very effective for a healthy heart. With its nutty aroma and taste the oil also acts as a flavor enhancer in cuisines. The oil has also been known to house neuroprotective benefits that can keep diseases like Parkinson’s at bay. 

Further, a study on diabetic patients showed that Sesame oil is helpful in managing blood sugar levels.  

Olive Oil 

Olive Oil has been a part of the Mediterranean diet for a long time. However, in recent times its health benefits are discussed and it has got widespread usage. Amongst the Olive Oil, the virgin Olive Oils are the best. The virgin olive oils are the ones in which the oil is extracted naturally without restoring to the industrial chemical processes. The oil carries chemicals that are anti-inflammatory and blood vessel-expanding actions.

The unrefined olive oil carries a good amount of nutrients, antioxidants, and heart-healthy fats. Olive Oil is rich in vitamin E and is known to prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes.

  • Flax seed Oil

The oil extracted from common flax or linseed is rich in healthy ingredients. Flaxseed oil carries alpha-linoleum acid, a form of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly health-friendly and are found majorly in fish. Consumption of the oil is known to reduce the risk of cancer and it can help reduce symptoms of arthritis. 

The oil also houses Omega-6 fatty acids and is good when used for cold dishes without much heating. It is said that excessive heating of the oil can disturb the fatty acid composition of the oil.

  • Safflower Oil 

You might have not heard much about this oil as mostly the above-mentioned ones grab all the highlights. But trust us Safflower oil is here on this top 5 list on the back of its health benefits. Derived from flower seeds the oil has a low amount of saturated fats. Further, it contains a higher percentage of unsaturated fatty acids.

Safflower oil is also known for its effects like inflammation, blood sugar management, and cholesterol among postmenopausal women with obesity and type 2 diabetes.

  • Avocado Oil

Derived from the nutritious and health benefits of Avocado fruit the oil can be seen as the twin of Olive Oil when it comes to nutritional benefits. The oil is loaded with monounsaturated fats. It helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases by reducing blood pressure, LDL (bad) cholesterol, and triglycerides.  

Avocado oil carries oleic acid, a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid, and has also proven effective when it comes to the reduction of the risk of dementia. Being a source of lutein, a carotenoid and antioxidant it helps in maintaining healthy eyes keeping at a distance the risk of cataracts. 

  • The Surprise

Since you have come here and you are serious about your health we have a surprise for you. Though we said it would be a top 5 oils list here we are bringing in a special mention for you. 

The Canola Oil. It is derived from rapeseed and is low in erucic acid. It carries just around 7 percent saturated fat and is high in monounsaturated fats. It further contains omega-3, omega-6, omega-9 fatty acids. Like the other mentioned oils it is helpful in reducing the risk of heart ailments while keeping the blood sugar level in balance. Thus, it’s good for diabetic people as well. 

Concluding Notes

So, you have now got the list of healthy oils for which you came searching here. Also, the confusion that you might have had in regards to the selection of the good cooking oil is what might have vanished by now as we hope. Pick the oil or oils as per your needs from the above-discussed list and make them a part of your daily cooking.

Author Bio

Alisha is a marketing manager at Gulaboils. She specializes in Social Media Marketing and Branding of the company.

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